The Bundaberg Recreational Precinct will be a sea of books come next weekend, with the annual Bundaberg Central Rotary Club’s annual book sale taking place from Friday 22 July.
The sale, which has been running for over a decade, will raise much needed funds for both local and international projects.
The Rotary Club supports local projects including assisting farmers affected by drought, and providing backpacks filled with personal care items for men residing in local homeless shelters to contribute to their welfare.
Bundaberg Central Rotary Club’s book sale coordinator Ross Peddlesden said while the book sale was a fantastic fundraiser for the club, it was also a literacy project.
“Literacy is one of the six rotary areas of focus, and we are delighted by the fact that we can raise money, but at the same time thousands more books will be in Bundaberg homes by the end of the weekend,” Ross said.
“Lots of families with kids come to the sale, and the kids are so excited to get books.
“We have a whole row of tables of kid’s picture books and teenage fiction and everything in between.
“You see families arrive and you see kids run to get to the tables first and that is so great to see that kids are excited to get books to read.”
The books are all priced between 50c and $7 making it an affordable opportunity to purchase new books to read.
“The cheapest books that we sell are 50c, with the prices going up to the most expensive at around $7, with these books being newer or more popular,” he said.
“All of the children’s books are priced between 50c and $1.”
Ross said the sale was a collaboration between Bundaberg Regional Libraries and the Rotary Club, with a number of books being donated from the library.
The books donated are a mixture of ex-library stock and donations from the public which are not deemed suitable for inclusion in the library collection.
A percentage of profits go back to the library, which are used for its literacy projects.
EFTPOS will be available at the event, as well as a sausage sizzle, drinks and other food available.
Rotary’s 2023 calendar will also be on sale for $7, full of beautiful photographs of the region making for a great christmas gift for friends and family.
The Rotary book sale will be open from 9am on Friday, 22 July.
You can find out more about the event here.
Rotary book sale event details:
When: Friday 22 July – Sunday 24 July
Where: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct
• Friday 9 am – 5 pm
• Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
• Sunday 9 am -1 pm
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